The Marching Marshals
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Members of the band come to a halt and then follow instructions from band director, Mr. Payton.
By Katherine Doty

Tribune-Courier Staff

features@tribunecourier.com

After about 120 hours of practice at camp and 21 hours of rehearsal at school, the Marshall County High School Marching Band is anxious to start their season. The season kicks off this Friday with a home football game, followed by Fern Fest in Calvert City a week later. 

This year’s theme for the band is “Three Wishes.” The wishes go great in the beginning and then take a turn at the end when the main character realizes something crucial. There will be a surprise ending when the show concludes later on in the season.

“Our kids have worked extremely hard so far this season and they are responding well to our show concept,” Ronnie Payton, Band Director, said. “Our goal this year, as it is every year, is to provide a great experience for both the students participating and our community who is watching. “

The band will be holding a car wash this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ponderosa in Draffenville. Steve Boiler, the Band Booster’s President, knows how difficult fundraising in today’s economy is for any organization, and really appriciates the strong support from Marshall County.

A blog and website has been started for the band’s members and for the public to find out any information needed throughout the year, www.mchsbands.com.
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